September 1 marks the beginning of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
In Australia, more than 1000 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer each year, while worldwide, a child is diagnosed with cancer every 2 minutes.
One in five childhood cancers is a sarcoma. Two out of five of those diagnosed with a sarcoma will not survive. While those who survive have a one in five chance of another cancer diagnosis over a ten year period.
September allows us to reflect on the lives of those children living with a cancer diagnosis, those who have undergone savage treatment regimes and survived, and those who lost their lives to cancer. Cancer leaves devastation in its wake, and this is magnified when the patient is a child
CRBF wish to acknowledge the dedicated clinicians, surgeons, researchers, MDT’s, nursing staff, specialist hospitals, and NGO’s who support our young cancer patients, and the outstanding contribution they make in the lives of those young patients.
Join us through September as we highlight the work of many of these remarkable individuals, who are providing untold hope for our young at their most vulnerable time.